FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Elissa Slotkin on Her Reelection to Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Elissa Slotkin on her reelection to Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Rep. Elissa Slotkin on her hard-won victory in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. Slotkin’s dedication to this country and to fighting for a better life for Michiganders and all Americans is evident in all that she does, and EMILYs List is thrilled that she will be returning to Congress to continue working for reproductive freedom, equality, and civil rights for those she represents.”
Elissa Slotkin is a national security leader and third-generation Michigander. Following the 9/11 attacks, Slotkin was recruited to join the Central Intelligence Agency as a Middle East analyst. Working alongside the U.S. military, Slotkin served a total of three tours in Iraq over a span of five years. Slotkin has held a variety of defense and intelligence roles – under both President Bush and President Obama – at the White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the State Department, and the Pentagon, where she served as the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. In Baghdad, she met her husband Dave, a now-retired colonel who served in the U.S. Army for 30 years.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.